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Migration flows are shaped by a complex combination of self-selection and out-selection mechanisms. In this paper, the authors analyze how existing diasporas (the stock of people born in a country
Where on Earth is Everybody? The Evolution of Global Bilateral Migration 1960-2000
Global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning 1960-2000 are presented, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born definition of migrants. More than one thousand census and
Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments
International migration has profound implications for human welfare, and African governments have had only a limited influence on welfare outcomes, for good or ill. Improved efforts to manage
Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment
While there exists sizeable literature documenting the importance of ethnic networks for international trade, little attention has been devoted to studying the effects of networks on foreign direct
A Global Assessment of Human Capital Mobility: The Role of Non-Oecd Destinations
Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. This paper presents, for the
A New Profile of Migrants in the Aftermath of the Recent Economic Crisis
Growing international migration and diverse characteristics of migrant populations make internationally comparable high-quality data on migrants essential. Regular update of these data is crucial to
Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
The authors investigate the occupational placement of immigrants in the U.S. labor market using census data. They find striking differences among highly educated immigrants from different countries,
Trade Policy and Loss Aversion
We develop a political economy model where loss aversion and reference dependence are important in shaping people’s preferences over trade policy. The policy implications of the augmented model
Agoa and Apparel: Who Captures the Tariff Rent in the Presence of Preferential Market Access?
The United States grants preferential (tariff- and quota-free) market access to a list of products from eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The Labour Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries
In this study, we quantify the labour market effects of migration flows in OECD countries during the 1990s based on a new global database on the bilateral stock of migrants, by education level. We